So, here is the story:
Rome has not been feeling very well since we got back from Tucson. I think he got a little cold. He is all stuffed up and spits up lots of gunk (not regular milky spit up). So, I talk to my friend and decide to put him in a steamy bathroom for a while to see if it helps. First, I get him ready for bed. I give him a bath and put on lotion and his pajamas. Then I turn on the shower, really hot, and sit in the bathroom and close the door. I am only in there for maybe a minute when I remember that I HATE saunas or steam showers or anything like that. So, I go out and ask Josh if HE could sit in there with Rome. He is a good husband, and says yes. So, they go in there and it is Really steamy. They sit in there for 10 minutes when Josh says they should come out. I go in and the poor little guy is soaked and has sweat pouring off his little head! I take him out, but when I do, I don't close the bathroom door behind me. Well, steam comes pouring out of the bathroom and sets off the smoke detector in front of the bathroom door. Then, it goes up to the top of our living room and sets that one off too. So, I am holding a wet, hot baby and the fire alarms are blaring. I am trying to cool him off and cover his ears and get somewhere that is not as loud, which is, ironically, in the bathroom. I turn on the fan by then and Josh is making his ear drums bleed while he tries to stand on a stool and push the little button to get the alarms to turn off. They keep turning back on, like five times. He even took out the battery, which made them freak out more. Finally, they stop going off and I can get Rome to go to sleep. However, when I was trying to help, I opened the back door and then forgot. About an hour later I ask Josh if he has seen any mosquitoes in our house and he says no, but I swear I just got bit. That is when I realize that I never closed the back door and we have been airing out the house, and letting everything in, for the last hour. Oh goody!
For next time, Josh thinks we should turn on the fan BEFORE we open the bathroom door. I think we should steam the baby BEFORE he takes a bath and puts on his pajamas. And we should NOT open the back door to let mosquitoes into our nice steamy house.
After all this happened, I told Josh that I owed him big. I tried to take him out to dinner this weekend, with a babysitter and everything. He got sick and we stayed home and ate pizza. So, things have just not been working out.
And, I don't think that the steam shower for the baby even helped.